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at 7:00. don't forget, a few hours ago this campaign came to an end. >> couric: america mourns the lion of the senate. >> we on this side are interested in protecting american servicemen from the close fire of a civil war. >> couric: the man who carried the torch and the burden of a political dynasty. through triumph, tragedy... >> my brother need not be idealized or enlarged in death what... beyond what he was in life. >> couric: and scandal. >> for this reason i would understand full well why some might think it right for me to resign. >> couric: and leave the legacy of landmark legislation that changed millions of lives. >> the work goes on, the cause endures. the hope rises again and the dream lives on. >> couric: tonight, the life of senator ted kennedy. captioning sponsored by cbs good evening, i'm katie couric. this is the "cbs evening news," there is, of course, no royal family in this country. the kennedys, perhaps, the closest we've ever had. for the past 40 years, senator edward kennedy was the patriarch, the last surviving brother of a political dynasty until
america today-- citizens concerned about health care reform confronted their senators and representativesn i 27 townn meetings in 12 states. one by one, they expressed fear and anger over legislation now making its way through congress, and they demanded answers. some in the audience came well prepared with details of what's in the bill. but there is plenty of misinformation out there as wels y uwetrl to clear some of that we have three reports tonight from correspondents all around the country, and we begin with sharyl attkisson. >> reporter: in hagerstown, maryland, there were so many they couldn't all fit inside. in new jersey, they had to move to a bigger space to accommodate the unusually large crowd. >> no one asked me to be here but me. >> reporter: everyone wanted to be heard. >> nobody tells me how to live my life. nobody tells me how i should-- how long i should live and when i should die. >> reporter: some were furious when they weren't called on. >> and i'm directly affected by this and i guarantee you i'll be one thrown away! >> reporter: frustration was evident among d
for some time now, we awaited it with no small amount of dread. >> couric: perhaps nowhere in america is senator kennedy's loss felt more deeply than in boston, the city where his grandfather once served as mayor. national correspondent jim axelrod is there. >> reporter: from the priest saying midday mass at a downtown boston church... >> senator kennedy was a worshiper here and a great supporter of st. anthony's shrine. >> reporter: to new england's high profile superbowl coach. >> i have a lot of personal regret today on the passing of senator kennedy. >> reporter: and everyone in between. >> he was for the rights of everybody. he was for the rights of the disabled. he was for women's rights. he was for the civil rights movement. >> reporter: the people of boston are mourning deeply. for as much as senator kennedy was a player on the world stage, here he was teddy. and teddy belonged to them. reporter and boston native marty nolan covered kennedy for 40 years and wrote today's obituary in the "boston globe." >> he was full of charm and he enjoyed the odd drop after hours and so did
the succeed in business without really charging your customers a dime. steve hartman's "assignment america." captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with katie couric. >> mitchell: good evening, katie is off tonight. a lot of weekend plans are about to be ruined up and down the atlantic coast, all because of a storm that's going to stay hundreds of miles offshore. hurricane bill has been downgraded from a category 4 to a category 2. forecasters expect it to turn northeast and pass between bermuda and the u.s. in the next few days. but a hurricane does not have the to score a direct hit to cause trouble. in this case, flooding, rough waves and rip currents along the east coast could be on the way. here's kelly wallace. >> reporter: for millions of east coast beach goers like these at rockaway beach on the edge of new york city, this is as close as they're going to get to the water this weekend. >> you know about no swimming today, right? >> reporter: swimming banned at beaches along much of the east coast due to hurricane bill's might. >> we're biting our bottom lips and
crowd because people fear for america. ( applause ) >> reporter: he was facing standing-room-only crowd at every stop. >> we don't really know what's happening. >> reporter: as the ranking republican on the senate's finance committee, grassley is trying to cut through the noise and come up with a bipartisan health care bill that's acceptable to everyone. >> you know, i have been criticized for being at the table, just like i ought to be sitting in nigh office with my feet up on my desk instead of doing what i'm hired to do. >> both sides trust him. he's not a kool-aid drinker for republicans, he's no right winger and he's not a sellout. >> reporter: grassley made that clear today as he assured voters he will not support any legislation that includes a so-called government option. >> the government really isn't a fair competitor. the government tend to be more of a predator. >> reporter: president obama has praised senator grassley for his bipartisanship... >> communicate grassley of iowa. >> reporter: but grassley's message to mr. obama is firm. >> he's going to have to make a public st
neighborhood is north america. the president of the united states joining the leaders of canada and mexico for their annual summit. they vowed to work together to fight the h1n1 flu virus hitting this part of the world especially hard. but on other issues it may be more difficult to find common ground. our chief white house correspondent chip reid traveled to mexico with president obama. >> reporter: at the summit of north american leaders in guadalajara, mexico, it was all smiles and handshakes in public but behind closed doors there appeared to be little progress on a series of long-running contentious disputes. while president obama said all the right things about helping mexico defeat silent drug cartels. >> united states will remain a full partner in this effort. >> reporter: mexican president philippe calderon was left frustrate bid failure to shake loose millions of dollars of aid held up in congress by democrats who object to their human-rights record and while they talked about the importance of trade and the biggest free trade zone in the world. >> we need to expand th
. >> couric: the senate confirms sonia sotomayor. and hispanics all over america celebrate the first latina on the u.s. supreme court. i'm katie couric. all the tonight, the economy continues to lose jobs. and now hundreds of thousands of americans are in danger of losing their unemployment benefits. with the first day of school around the corner, what the government says principals and parents should do to deal with an outbreak of h1n1. and a mystery on the california coast. why are sea lions beaching themselves in record numbers? captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with katie couric. >> couric: good evening, everyone. president obama says it's a wonderful day for america. his reaction to the senate confirming the first hispanic ever nominated to the u.s. supreme court. sonia sotomayor. the vote was 68-31. all the democrats and two independents voted yes. nine republicans also voted to confirm sotosaying even if they didn't agree with all her views she was qualified. she'll be sworn in saturday as the 1 11thth justice, and only the third woman to serve on the nation'
's "assignment america." captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with katie couric. >> good evening. katie is on assignment. for the first time in feen months we can say this-- the unemployment rate is down. the labor department reported today it fell a tenth of a point in july to 9.4%. job losses slowed to just under a quarter million, the lowest in a year. the white house tonight is cautiously opt misks. optimistic. here's anthony mason. >> reporter: the bad news is getting better for the job market and the economy. >> this morning, we received additional signs that the worst may be behind us. >> reporter: after averaging more than 600,000 jobs lost in the first three months of the year, for the past three months, the average loss has been cut by half, but the drop in the unemployment rate isn't all good news. >> the unemployment rate went down because a lot of people, more than 400,000 people, actually left the labor force for whatever reason, they've just decided to give up looking for a job. >> reporter: and more than a third of those unemployed, five million people, ha
on one of their bank of america cards more than double to 39%. >> i feel it's a sad state of affairs when we bail bank of america out and they turn around and try to make more money off of us. >> reporter: card issuers appear to be locking in profits before the toughest limits on interest rate hikes and fees begin next february. since presume signed the reforms into law, the average variable rate has increased from 10.79% to 11.22%. and a new report today finds credit limits have been slashed for 33 million people, half of them with excellent credit scores. >> i don't think we've seen the end of the reign of terror by the credit card companies and i think they are angling, trying to position themselves. >> reporter: capitol one has increased their rates to almost 12%. discover has hiked fees 30%, and citigroup is beginning to add new annual fees, some in excess of $30. but the industry denies it's waging a preemptive strike to cash in before all the rules kick in. >> that's a red herring. the two main factors in changing the interest rate or your credit limit are the customer's risk profi
now from richard roth. >> reporter: he was pakistan's number one public enemy, and america had a $5 million bounty on him, dead or alive. baitullah mehsud was believed to be in his late 30s, diabetic, and camera shy. it's not the first time the commander of pakistan's taliban militia has been reported killed but it's the first time the claim has credibility from intelligence expourss from mehsud's own lieutenants, and authorities say hiszk% followers are already picking a successor. the west blames mehsud for the assassination of former prime minister benazir bhutto and for a wave of violence in pakistan, including the bombing of the marriott hotel there last september. the white house called him a murderous thug, and if he's been eliminated, said a pentagon spokesman, that's a good thing. richard roth, cbs news, london. >> pakistan's neighbor, afghanistan, has been shattered by 30 years of war. it's one growth industry is the production of opium, and cheap drugs are turning afghanistan into a nation of addicts. from kabul now, here's mandy clark. >> reporter: marjabin introduces he
, is always on. good night. >> reporter: tonight, the president rehires america's top banker as new projections show the country falling deeper and deeper into debt. i'm katie couric. also tonight, mobilizing to fight the h1n1 flu. u.s. officials prepare for what they're now calling the biggest vaccination program in u.s. history. and the british public service video that aims to stop people from texting while driving. and it may just work. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with katie couric. >> couric: good evening, everyone. the president's vacation in the sun was interrupted today by a cloud of bad economic news and a forecast of more to come. from both the white house and the non-partisan congressional budget office. here's some of it: they project the deficit for this year alone will hit a record high as the government spends $1.6 trillion more than it takes in. unemployment, now 9.4%, is expected to continue rising to 10% before starting to decline slowly next year. and the white house expects the economy to shrink this year by 2.%. now to help
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obama says it's a wonderful day for america. his reaction to the senate confirming the first hispanic ever nominated to the u.s. supreme court. sonia sotomayor. the vote was 68-31. all the democrats and two independents voted yes. nine republicans also voted to confirm sotosaying even if they didn't agree with all her views she was qualified. she'll be sworn in saturday as the 1 11thth justice, and only the third woman to serve on the nation's highest court. >> the nomination of sonia sotomayor of new york is confirmed. >> reporter: it was a history-making moment, the confirmation of the first hispanic justice to the supreme court. sonia sotomayor, the girl from the projects, who became an aaccomplished prosecutor, lawyer and jurist becomes justice sotomayor the moment she is formally sworn in this saturday. >> it's a wonderful day for america. >> reporter: the president called it another broken barrier a step toward a more perfect union. >> i'm filled with pride in this achievement, and great confidence that judge sotomayor will make an outstanding supreme court justice. >> reporter:
of the oldest institutions in america struggling to survive. >> reporter: in his 14 years as a postal worker in springfield, virginia, jerry seybold's mail bag has never been this empty. >> the biggest change is the volume of mail that we're receiving. >> reporter: blame higher rates or business belt tightening. either way, the postal service,& which made a $900 million profit in 2006, is on track to lose $7 billion this year. that's despite shedding 25,000 career employees. >> it's clear that weakness in the overall economy is continuing to have a profound negative affect on our finances. >> reporter: especially in an internet age. like so many companies, elite occasions, a specialty gift store, has gone online to communicate with customers. saving $10,000 to $20,000 by e-mailing fliers, catalogs, and invoices. >> not only is it the cost of the postage but it's also the cost of the printing we have to take into consideration. >> reporter: desperate, the postal service would like to close some post offices. >> in cases where we have facilities that are blocks apart we may not need two retail
of this year, the first quarterly increase in three years. but overshadowing it all is america's growing debt, now totaling more than $11 trillion, on track to nearly double over the next ten years to nearly 20 trillion. as the government continues spending money it doesn't have. so what does it all mean? anthony mason explains. >> reporter: here's the bottom line on america's ballooning budget deficit. >> it means you're going to ultimately be paying higher taxes. >> reporter: the total national debt, according to one study, amounts to $184,000 for every mn man, woman, and child in the country. it's like a massive mortgage we're all paying interest on. the u.s. is still a $14 trillion economy, but the nation's debt is now more than 50% of the country's economic output, the first time that's happened since world war ii. >> debt in the united states is growing so rapidly we're viewed by the rest of the world as profligate, imprudent and incapable of managing our own affairs. >> reporter: the government has been spending borrowed money to fight the recession and to finance wars in iraq and afgh
. and fundamental to america's defense. right now u.s. forces are hunting down insurgents who sday presidentialt election there. the heaviest fighting is in helmand province. chief affairs correspondent lara logan is on the front lines south of garmsur. >> reporter: british soldiers and u.s. marines are both battling the taliban in southern afghanistan. here it's the british who are under attack, deep in helmand province, hemed in by taliban fighting. >> the fire was come being 400 meters northwest. >> in areas like this where the taliban is so strong, there's no possibility of voting in this week's presidential election. militants have used intimidation and threats to scare afghans away from the polls. saying they will cut off their ink stained finger, the mark that voters will carry to prevent fraud. in other parts of helmand, u.s. marines have been fighting to clear the taliban out in the hope that some people here will be able to vote. while the fight in the south is against the taliban, in the northeast of afghanistan the u.s. is battling an old ally. heck national yar, backed by the u.s. h
, confusing. steve hartman explains it's all in tonight's assignment america. >> reporter: every year thousands of people pull into woodstock, new york and find themselves asking the same who's buried in grant's tomb-evening question. >> this is woodstock, but it wasn't -- >> reporter: the woodstock concert didn't happen in woodstock? >> no. >> i'm not the first one to make this mistake. >> one million eight. >> i know, that's a tough pill for a lot of people to swallow. >> reporter: joyce beamer is president of the town of woodstock, chamber of commerce. but go to where the concert was, you would be more disappointed. there's no woodstock there. >> reporter: charred burdick disagrees. >> this is woodstock 1969. >> reporter: charles runs the one and only business on the main drag through bethel. >> a lot of peel want to bring woodstock back to where woodstock is, not the town of woodstock, bethel, new york. >> reporter: today 40 years after the festival, two distinctly different towns are competing for your peace pilgrim collar. woodstock concert inspiration, and bethel. concert locat
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